Why so chic?
Why travel experts chose this hotel
Only when you book with Chic
Perfectly located in the middle of Chania’s pretty, café-lined harbourfront, Domus Renier is housed in the ancient Renier family’s lavish 16th-century Venetian villa, overlooking the glittering water. Crete’s second largest town is steeped in history, peppered with ancient landmarks and interlaced with a warren of narrow streets and hidden courtyards, cementing its reputation as Europe’s Venice of the East.
Offering a sophisticated stay in the heart of the action, you could find yourself torn between exploring the historic town and legendary monuments or whiling away an afternoon watching the stunning horizon over the harbour.
An à la carte breakfast is made particularly enjoyable in the pretty, shaded courtyard beside a gently babbling fountain. The selection of healthy options includes many cereals and fruits as well as cooked options and strong coffee enjoyed in traditionally dinky cups.
Situated directly above the city’s waterfront restaurant scene, you will find countless cuisines in easy reach, from traditional to exotic, as well as numerous cafés and drinking dens.
Comprised of just 9 unique rooms, each is named after a member of the Renier family. Spread over three floors, the cosy rooms are a stylish mix of old and new, with chunky wooden furniture and classical fixtures as well as modern touches such as massage showers, touch lamps and blackout blinds that roll away seamlessly into the ceiling.
The large Master Suite in the building’s loft space is great for families and has a mezzanine bedroom, hot tub and a striking view over the water.
If massage, moisturising facial treatments, manicures and pedicures enjoyed in your room isn’t a draw then what is? Beauticians and wellness experts can be booked to your room allowing you to unwind in total comfort.
Domus Renier also offers private boat tours from the Venetian Harbour or opt for cooking classes with chef Vassilis Sikalius in the restaurant’s kitchen, including a tour of the local street markets with tips on how to select the finest produce for a truly inimitable dining experience.
Those seeking shade from the Cretan sun will find refuge in the lusciously cool library where numerous tales from Greek authors have been translated to English or you may even access the nearby hammam.
How to get there
If arriving by ferry from Athens, the Port of Souda is a 17-minute drive from the hotel (7.2km).
It’s worth noting that Chania’s Old Town is pedestrianised but a car park is located 200 metres from the hotel.
Chania Airport is a 23-minute drive from the hotel (14km)